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Low cost may mean lobster for 4th of July

Price Chopper Niskayuna store co-manager Jim Brunick, left, and store manager Tim Frasier hold lobsters near the lobster tank in the seafood department Thursday.
Price Chopper Niskayuna store co-manager Jim Brunick, left, and store manager Tim Frasier hold lobsters near the lobster tank in the seafood department Thursday.
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Forget the burgers and dogs for the Fourth of July cookout; lobster prices look very appetizing at the moment. Two area supermarket chains are advertising live lobsters for less than $6 a pound, and lobster plates are less pricey than usual on several local restaurant menus. The crustacean’s cost has been in a downward trend since 2008, but right now prices are notably low, said Dierdre Gilbert, director of state marine policy for Maine’s Department ...


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